- Tram Ho
Apple launched the 2020 iPad Pro in March of last year. As usual, the company will continue to release the successor to its tablet line about 18 months after the launch of the latest model. Theoretically, the next generation iPad Pro is expected to be released in October this year.
Recently, the leak specialist Pigtou and news page MySmartPrice just suddenly shared a series of renderings of the iPad Pro 2021, thereby giving us a clearer view of the design of this product right before the launch date.
Compared to the previous generation, it seems that the iPad Pro 2021 does not have too many design changes, but only focuses on upgrading the hardware inside. The device still has a square camera cluster seen on last year’s model, and the layout of the sensors is no different. Even so, it’s unclear if Apple will upgrade the camera sensors on the 2021 iPad Pro.
On the front, the iPad Pro 2021 still has a full-screen design similar to the iPad Pro 2018 and 2020 but the bezel is made thinner, using the TrueDepth camera system to recognize Face ID. According to the report, the screen of the iPad Pro 2021 is likely to be slightly smaller than the iPad Pro 2020, due to the switch to mini-LED display technology.
The source said that the physical size of the 11-inch iPad Pro 2021 will be 245.7 x 176.6 x 5.9mm, while the predecessor generation will measure 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9mm. On the other hand, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 will measure 280.6 x 215 x 6.4mm, roughly equivalent to the 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9mm dimensions of last year’s 12.9-inch model.
According to the report, the iPad Pro 2021 will still be equipped with four speakers, an aluminum frame with magnetic charging pins for the Apple Pencil on the side, as well as a USB-C port on the bottom edge for charging and data transfer. The power button will be placed at the top edge, but it is unclear whether Apple will integrate a Touch ID fingerprint sensor or not, like the way it did with the iPad Air 4.
On the back, iPad Pro 2021 still has magnetic pins to connect with accessories such as Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard. The top and bottom of the back will be the antenna bands, likely to be used for 5G mmWave network technology.
Source : Genk